What an Awesome Appreciation Gift!

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Appreciate the Goodness What an awesome appreciation gift it is to be able to appreciate true goodness. I just returned from a walk with a friend. We always try to make our walking conversation meaningful, so we decided to answer the following question: What is good in our lives these days? Interestingly, the good things […]

The Special Occasion of Vacation

Special occasions Jewish families get together for special occasions… shabbat, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, births, graduations, and more. Here in Israel, the month of August is also a special occasion. At some point during these 31 days, the typical Israeli family goes on an extended tiyul (hike, but loosely translated as any […]

Meaning of Life and True Happiness; Jewish Gift for Sukkot

Just Being Happy is a Jewish gift for Sukkot Everyone has their favorite Jewish holiday.  Mine is Sukkot, hands down. Our sukkah is my happy place.  It’s where I feel real Meaning of Life. Just being in the sukkah is my Jewish gift for Sukkot. On Sukkot we commemorate the Divine protection that we Jews […]

Greatest Jewish Gift

The Surrounded by my Greatest Jewish Gift of All

Nachas The Greatest Jewish Gift of All is “Yiddishe Nachas”.  In Hebrew, we call it Nachat Ruach. It describes that wondrous feeling of pleasure mixed with deep gratitude to the Almighty, for your child’s birth, first day of school, graduation, bar or bat mitzva, wedding, or when you become a grandparent. The truth is though, […]

My Post Post

It’s been about 6 years since my last post. Since then, I went back to school to learn naturopathic and complementary medicine. I studied that for four and a half years, resulting in a huge change in my outlook on life, not to mention my lifestyle. Life on earth as we know it has changed […]


Nowadays, it seems that I’m constantly telling my kids, “Get off the screen”, “No more screens”,  “Too much screen time”,  “Go outside and take advantage of the beautiful day!”, or “Just use your creativity!”  All I hear in return is “But I’m bored.” Sound familiar? It’s a constant struggle against the convenient and often beneficial […]

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In my studio

Well, it’s a new year.  5775.  We’re in the midst of the Jewish holiday season. Combining the spiritual journey, together with lots of tasty food, spending time with family and friends, and in Israel, country-wide festivals and fun-  It’s a whirlwind to say the least.  So much has happened in the past year.  We have […]

Free, At Last

Passover 2013

Well, I guess life’s been pretty busy, because I haven’t blogged since January! Since that Snow Day, we’ve had T”U bShvat, Purim, and the holiday of all holidays, Pesach. The weather has made a complete turnaround, Spring has sprung in Israel, the kids went back to school today, and it’s no wonder, I feel free, […]


The phenomenon of snow in Israel is something to celebrate.  The experience of a huge snowfall here though , which happens once every few years and lasts for about one day, is like watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” in real life Gush Etzion. Kids are up at the crack of dawn making snowmen, knocking on doors asking […]

One Zany Minute

Now that I have your attention, please share this zany 60 seconds of Papercut Life with everyone you know so they can enjoy too! Smile- in honor of the new solar year, 2013!